CPR for PTSD EPISODE 1: How to Calm & Prevent Re-Alarm for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Our first episode of CPR for PTSD: How to Calm and Prevent Re-Alarm for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders! CPR for PTSD was developed by Drs. Betty Everett and Sacha McBain at the Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery, and Innovation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

In this educational series, Dr. McBain will discuss trauma, trauma-related disorders, the impacts of traumatic stress, how to cope with symptoms of traumatic stress, and trauma-focused treatments.

In episode one, Dr. McBain reviews what trauma is, trauma-related disorders, and introduces deep breathing as a skill to reduce anxiety related to trauma.

This series was produced and edited by clinical psychologist Sacha McBain, PhD. All videos are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute clinical advice.

Topics discussed in this video:
How do I find a therapist?

How to Do Deep Breathing:

Reduce Anxiety from Complex PTSD:

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:
– call 9-1-1 in the United States or your country’s emergency number:
– call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) in the United States or a global crisis hotlines:
– text START to 741-741 in the United States or visit
– go to your nearest hospital emergency room or crisis center

Arkansas Organizations
-UAMS Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma (ARBEST)
-UAMS AR-Connect –
-UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute –
-Arkansas Coalition for Domestic Violence –
-Arkansas Crisis Center –
-Arkansas Department of Human Services –
-Arkansas Hospice Grief Support –
-Mental Health Council of Arkansas –
-National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Arkansas –
-Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit –
-Trauma Rehabilitation Resources Program –

National Organizations
-International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies –
-National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) –
-National Child Traumatic Stress Network –
-National Center for PTSD –
-National Domestic Violence Hotline –
-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline –
-Office for Victims of Crime –
-Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – Anti-Sexual Violence Organization –
-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration –
-Therapy for Black Girls –
-Therapy for Black Men –

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